16 July 2008

Grilled Chicken the Semi-Homemade Way

I hope the title is worth a chuckle to some of you. You know who you are.

Fortunately I am not going to tell you how to make grilled chicken with astronaut food and a slow cooker like Sandra Dee would. Or Sandra Lee, whatever. This actually works:

You will need:

Chicken breasts or thighs, whatever you like
Thai green or red curry paste ($1 per can at Saigon Market)
Plain yogurt

Put some yogurt in a container.
Squeeze 1 lime per chicken piece into the yogurt.
Spoon 2 tsp of the curry paste per chicken piece into the yogurt.
Mix it up.
Now prick the chicken all over with a fork.
Put the chicken pieces into the container and coat with the marinade.
Refrigerate overnight.

That's it. You're done. Come back tomorrow and cook it. It will take longer to cook it than to prepare it.

It's mildly spicy. If you want it spicier, mash up some chilies into a paste and mix that into the yogurt, too.


Anonymous said...

It would be nice if you would bring a batch of this to the Cincinnati Blogger's Convention at the Mercantile next week. But I see you haven't signed up yet.
You need to do that.

Anonymous said...

You may not have heard about the Blogger's Convention yet, as I've just discovered that westender at tennis.com isn't working. If you send an e-mail to mercantileinfo at mercantilelibary.com, I'll send the details.

WestEnder said...

I'll do that. "Blogger's Convention" sounds much better than "happy hour & strip club" which was my idea that never caught on.

Email: yeah, the service that provided quit providing it at the end of May. But Blogger won't let me replace the email with a line saying "new email coming soon."

Kate The Great said...

That chicken sounds fantastic. Note to self - buy some yogurt/lime/curry paste.

Can't wait.

liz said...

this recipe also needs brownie mix. clearly you are not watching enough sandra lee.

Julie said...

I was worried briefly, then I realized you had... real ingredients!

Nice meeting you tonight!

WestEnder said...

Yes, I suppose it would be more precise to call it the quasi-semi-homemade way.